With the holidays upon us, Zonta has arranged another Community Collection Day, the second this year. The event is set for Saturday, November 13 in the parking area of the Sanibel Congregational United Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
With over a year of the pandemic behind us, many of our local partners need items that we islanders may have hiding in our closets and garages. With supply chain interruptions and the rising cost of staples, your donation could aid so many in our area.
The event will benefit local non-profits with which the club has a service relationship and share Zonta’s mission of working to improve the lives of women and girls. Donations are tax-deductible as permitted, and Zonta members will be on hand to issue tax receipts.
Check closets and storage spaces and bring gently used and new items for these groups to use. Drop off the donations—a drive-through option will be available—and help women in our community. Following is a partial list of items requested:
- Dress for Success: Freshly laundered or dry-cleaned professional separates (blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers, pant/skirt suits), gently used shoes, handbags & jewelry;
- Goodwill: Business office supplies, computers, printers and flash drives
- Furnish with Care: Sets of dishes, sets of pots and pans, sets of silverware, small appliances (toasters, coffee makers), bath towels and bathmats, wall art;
- Cycle Forward: Tampons and sanitary pads of all sizes;
- OILE: Good sewing scissors, Velcro in different colors, needles (hand and machine);
- PACE Center for Girls Lee County: Dresses for “Love That Dress” fundraiser, clothing for teenaged girls, household linens for families, and toiletries for girls;
- Trailways Camp: Fishing poles, blankets, board games, wooden benches, coolers, rugs and portable ramps.
- Ella Piper Center: Food (canned or boxed), personal hygiene products (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.), paper goods including toilet paper, school supplies, new toys or bikes (for Christmas). See the Zonta Collection Day List – Nov 2021 for specific toys requested by the Dr. Ella Piper Center, by age, for distribution to children in the Dunbar community. These items are in addition to help the center receives from the Fort Myers Police Department.
Visit Zonta Collection Day List – Nov 2021 for a complete list of requested items, or to donate.
Featured Photo: Zontians at the Congregational Church on Collection Day, April 2019. For the upcoming event, masks will be worn and social distancing observed.